Leonard Edgar Charles Chapman, ordinary seaman, lost in sinking of Voltaire
May 24, 2009
Thank you so much for the amazing Ahoy website, and for caring enough to take the trouble to build such a valuable resource.
My Mum's uncle; (her Mum's brother), was Ordinary Seaman Len Chapman and he died when the Voltaire sank. I wondered if you could tell me how I might find out any information about him or whether there might be any mention of him in "Sailors in Cages".
Here is Len's Certificate from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site :
His name is located on Panel 49 Column 1, under Ordinary Seaman.
I could find no mention of Len in Sailors in Cages.
In Memory of
Ordinary Seaman LEONARD EDGAR CHARLES CHAPMAN
D/JX 185104, H.M.S. Voltaire, Royal Navy
who died age 21
on 09 April 1941
Son of Frederick and Emily Chapman, of Eccles, Kent.
Remembered with honour
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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